The rubber trees popularity was probably at its highest from the song by Frank Sinatra “High Hopes”.
Native to India and eastern Asia, the plant can become massive reaching a height of 100′ feet. When grown as a houseplant, it will need pruning to maintain its shape.
Sturdy plant stems hold shiny, usually dark green leaves, 12″ inches long, 6″ inches wide and oval.
Tips On Rubber Plant Care
When given proper care – a well-drained potting soil, good light and water – elastica rubber plants can quickly become impressive specimens.
Temperatures between 70°-78° degrees Fahrenheit will produce an excellent rubber plant. During the winter keep temperatures above 55° degrees Fahrenheit.
The quantity of leaves of the rubber tree may not be as numerous as Ficus benjamina, but their size means they hold lots of water.
When watering, water thoroughly, completely saturating and soaking the soil media. Frequency, will depend on lighting, temperatures and plant size.
During the active growing months of spring and summer, fertilize with a liquid plant food once per month.
We the saplings and flowers will deliver this plant in Imphal
Rubber Plant Propagation
New plants can be easily started from tip cuttings.
Take a tip cutting of 3 -5 leaves. It helps to dip the bottom in a rooting hormone for faster rooting.
Place the tip or cutting in a moist soil with lots of peat moss. Keep the humidity around the cutting high and keep the soil moist.
Tips cuttings could also be started in a plastic bag or a soda bottle to maintain high humidity.
Roots should begin to appear in about 3-5 weeks.
Once roots appear, grow as normal – good lighting and thorough watering.